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Mikkola, Finland win gold at World Championship

Defenseman was selected by the Blues at the 2015 NHL Draft

by Elise Butler / St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues prospect Niko Mikkola and Finland captured gold at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Canada. The defenseman registered five points (two goals, three assists) in 10 games during the tournament and was named one of Finland's Top 3 players.

Mikkola spent a majority of this season - his first in North America - with the Blues' AHL affiliate in San Antonio. He notched two goals and nine points in 70 games with the Rampage.

This was Mikkola's first World Championship appearance. He previously won gold with Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

The 23-year-old was originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round, 127th overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Instagram from @nikomikk: Terve! #mestarit #leijonat

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